Fifty-nine percent of American voters think President Joe Biden should take a cognitive test and release its result to the public, a new McLaughlin and Associates poll revealed on Friday.
The survey asked voters if they believe the president needs to “take a cognitive health test and release it publicly.” It found that 59% agreed that he should, while only 30% said he shouldn’t. Meanwhile, 11% abstained from answering.
McLaughlin and Associates started asking this question in polls in December 2021. Since then, around 60% of respondents have wanted the president to release a cognitive test.
In an April poll, most voters think Biden is unfit to serve as president, doubting his mental ability. Additionally, 62% of the respondents say he is not fit to serve as president due to being too old.
Polling also found that 59% of voters worry about the president’s mental and physical fitness. In comparison, only 35% are not worried, with 18%saying they are “not very worried” and 17% saying they don’t feel any worry at all.
The surveys usually take place following notable incidents. Back in June, the president showed a note card containing detailed instructions on how he should act as the commander in chief of the United States. “YOU enter the Roosevelt Room and say hello to the participants … YOU take YOUR seat.”
There have been several times when Biden stumbled, particularly he fell off his bike and also struggled to go up the stairs of Air Force One.
Thirty-eight Republican lawmakers, such as former Trump administration White House physician Rep. Ronny Jackson (TX), have penned a letter addressed to Biden, demanding for the president to take a cognitive help test, citing visible signs of “mental decline.”
On the other hand, Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) said in a statement, “Joe Biden is unwell. He’s unfit for office. He’s incoherent, incapacitated & confused. The most effective thing Joe Biden can do to solve the inflation crisis he created is to resign.”
The poll conducted by McLaughlin and Associates sampled 1,000 voters. It took place between Aug. 20-24, and they didn’t provide a margin of error.